StepScape

What is StepScape?

This site is working towards showing every published Tasmanian day walk on a single map.

StepScape is a work in progress, currently showing 1,843 of an estimated 3,000 published bushwalks in Tasmania.

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references provided.

Most of the references made every attempt at accuracy but did not guarantee it. Some are books that are now out of print, so information that was once accurate may not remain so. Changes may include:

  • Land becoming private or reserved
  • Tracks being damaged or rehabilitated
  • Road access being blocked
  • Bad weather or bushfires temporarily making a walk unsafe
Sites to check before you walk How do I get started?

Every pin on the map represents a car park with at least one known walk. Click on the pins for information. Or, click on the Filter tab above to only show the walks that interest you.

Every walk includes a References section listing the books, brochures or websites that mention it. Consult those sources for more information.

What are the latest additions?

Latest car park

Dolphin Sands parking

Latest walk

Dolphin Sands Beach Access

Latest change

Nine Mile Beach at Dolphin Sands

Updated on

2017-11-14

Who made this website?

The StepScape website was created by Cowirrie, a small software development company in Launceston. We take information and present it so it is accessible and useful to people. Our other work includes the SepiaScape guides to historic Tasmania and the PBPhonics app for basic English literacy practice.

We have also taken some of these walks ourselves, and written comprehensive walk reports about them.

Data Entry

Jan Horton

Programming

Michael Horton

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Google Maps JavaScript API

Components

jQuery, used under the MIT License

jQuery CSV, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI, used under the MIT License

jQuery UI Touch Punch, used under the MIT License

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Wedge River Picnic Ground

Nearest Road:Gordon River Rd
Nearest Town:Maydena
Locality:South West
Latitude:S 42° 51′ 30″
Longitude:E 146° 14′ 2″
Elevation:330 m
Fee:Parks Pass
Management:National Park
Road Surface:Sealed
Car Park:Good unsealed
Water:Stream
Toilets:Bush
Toilet Accessibility:Unknown
Shelter:Shelter
Comment:From Maydena, follow the Gordon River Road 45km, past Mt Wedge(on left) . The Wedge River Picnic Ground is offroad on the left when approaching the Sentinal Range, and before crossing the Wedge River.

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2 walks from Wedge River Picnic Ground

Sentinel Range walk

Caution

This site is a list of walks, not a walking guide. Before undertaking any walk, consult the references below.

For additional information about safe walking in Tasmania, go to the StepScape tab.

Goal:Sentinel Range top
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:CircuitRetrace
One-way distance:6,000 m
Comment:Cross river near picnic shelter. Follow old vehicle track then follow markers up to range. From summit, continue to next peak west

References

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, Sentinel Range

5 hours circuitretrace
“… includes a side trip to the next prominent peak west”

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Sentinel Summit walk

Goal:Sentinel summit
Grade:Some Very Steep
Type:Retrace route
One-way distance:2,000 m
Return distance:4,000 m
Comment:Cross river near picnic shelter. Follow old vehicle track then follow markers towards range. Good directions are necessary.

References

Mark Dickenson, Chris Howard, Greg Rubock, Day Walks in Tasmania, Envirobook, The Gloucester Walk, 88 Cumberland St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Page 114, Number 60, 60 - Sentinel range

4 hours retrace route
“The arete is very narrow and precipitous on both sides, making it a memorable event.”

Peter Franklin, 2013, Bushwalk Track Notes, Sentinel Range

3 hours 30 minutes retrace route
“Going up is a quite steep climb with an overall gradient of 1:2.”

Rockmonkey Adventures, Sentinel range and The Needles - 27 April 2014

3 hours 50 minutes retrace route
“The track is then more overgrown… until you pop out onto the ridge…”

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